India records more Covid-19 cases and deaths than China


China has reported 82,941 confirmed case and 4,633 deaths since the virus was first detected late last year in the central city of Wuhan.

It has recorded 3,970 confirmed cases and 103 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The epicenter state in India, Maharashtra records 29,100 coronavirus cases, Tamil Nadu with 10,108, Gujarat with 9,931 and New Delhi with 8,895.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will however announce a decision this weekend on whether to extend the 54-day-old lockdown. The government started gradually easing the restrictions to resume economic activity by allowing neighborhood shops to reopen and manufacturing and farming to resume, early May.

The country has resumed limited train services across the country to help stranded migrant workers, students and tourists.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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